Northern Ontario mills adapt product mixes
August 29, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Chronicle-Journal recently reported that the alarming wood supply shortage in Northern Ontario is prompting som…
The Chronicle-Journal recently reported that the alarming wood supply shortage in Northern Ontario is prompting some pulp mills to change their product recipes.
Marathon Pulp, which uses softwood chips, is contemplating the incorporation of some hardwood in its production process to make up for the softwood deficit. According to the Chronicle-Journal, if the proposal is indeed a go-ahead, roughly 20% of the mill’s wood supply will come from hardwood sources. The mill will continue as a kraft operation despite that some of its pulp will in fact be made from hardwood, the Journal explained.
The Journal further reported Marathon Pulp Manager Al Hitzroth as saying, "this isn’t something we want to do, it’s something we have to do."
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